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WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$354 /year
Applications Begin:10 January, 2020
Final Award:Bachelor of Science in Crop Science
Start Date:September 2020
Academic Unit:School of Agriculture
Campus:Legon campus
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020
Programme Overview

Crop Science is concerned with the application of biological, chemical and physical principles to crops and cropping systems for conversion into food, feed, pharmaceuticals and ornamental commodities.
Crop Science examines agronomic crop plants, their growth habits and their genetic improvement.

It also considers the techniques to enhance a plant’s ability to convert sunlight into usable energy, fight off diseases and insects, and produce crops that are economically and environmentally sustainable. In addition to teaching and research, specialists in Crop Science offer their expertise in agrochemical, seed, grain, nursery and food processing companies. Others work as private farmers or professional consultants.

On a global scale, the production of adequate and accessible food is a considerable challenge.
Aside cropping system and technology, environment and climate concerns also limit crop production in many areas. Research and innovation is therefore a constant area of focus in Crop Science. Recent innovations involve biotechnology and production of bio-fuels.

Biotechnology is being used to manipulate the genetic material of plants and crops, attempting to make them more productive or resistant to disease. Bio-fuels are manufactured from agricultural derivatives such as turning crops into energy sources. A typical example is ethanol, produced from maize.

At the end of the programme, students are expected to:
• Demonstrate an understanding of the biology of plants in their environment and the various functions of plants for people and animals, based on such knowledge as plant physiology, morphology and taxonomy, biochemistry, organic and physical chemistry, statistics, plant breeding and genetics.
• Be able to apply the knowledge of the role of natural resources and environmental factors on plant and agro-system development for open and protected plant production systems.
• Demonstrate appreciable knowledge of the importance of ensuring good environment, high food security (quality and quantity) and maintaining biodiversity.
• Ability to work with and solve problems connected to crops, crop production, and environment.
• Ability to collect data (simple measurements in field and laboratory), calculate (simple statistic analysis) and inform about the results.

Admission Requirements

For Ghanaian Students:

Core: Credit passes in English, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science & Social Studies
Electives: Credit passes in any three of Chemistry, Physics, Biology/Agriculture Science, Geography and Elective Mathematics, with at least a C6 in Chemistry


For International Students:

West Africa WASSCE:

Core: Credit passes in English, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science & a Science subject.
Electives: Credit passes in Chemistry, and any two of Physics, Biology/Agriculture Science, Geography and Further Mathematics.

American High School:

American High School Grade 12
An applicant for admission to a degree programme in the University of Ghana must have and a Final Grade Point of at least 3.0

Cambridge ‘A’ and ‘O’ Levels:

Three (3)’A’ Level subjects comprising:
Chemistry, and any two (2) of Physics, Biology, Geography and Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate:

At least Grade 4 in three (3) HL subjects comprising:
Chemistry, and any two (2) of Physics, Biology, Geography and Mathematics.
In addition, applicants must have at least Grade 4 in English Language/Literature (SL), and at least C in a science subject at the IGCSE or equivalent.

Application Process
Application Fees for Ghanaian students: $34
Application Fees for International students: $105

1. GHANAIAN APPLICANTS
University of Ghana online application E-VOUCHERS can be obtained by Ghanaian applicants for GH¢200.00 at the following banks: Ecobank, Republic Bank, Agricultural Development Bank, Ghana Commercial Bank, Zenith Bank, Universal Merchant Bank, Consolidated Bank Ghana (CBG), Prudential Bank and Fidelity Bank. Ghanaian applicants in the following categories are expected to apply using the E-VOUCHER:

WASSSCE/SSSCE Applicants and Ghanaians with Foreign Background
WASSCE/SSSCE applicants and Ghanaians who apply with foreign qualifications from schools which write the International Baccalaureate (IB) and the IGCSE such as Alpha Beta, Faith Montessori International School, Ghana International School, New Nation International School, SOS – Hermann GMEINER International College and Tema International School etc., should do the following:

At any of the Banks listed above, applicants will be required to indicate their names, mobile phone numbers and e-mail addresses on the bank voucher before they are served. Those without e-mail addresses will however not be disadvantaged. A confirmation of their Pin will be sent to their mobile phones. After purchasing the e-voucher, applicants should CAREFULLY follow the instructions given. After the application has been submitted on-line, the e-voucher should be kept in a safe place as it may be required by applicants when accessing their admission status at a later date.

DIPLOMA/HND TO DEGREE APPLICANTS
After buying the e-voucher, Diploma/HND to Degree applicants are expected to scan and attach the following documents to their online application forms:

Diploma/HND transcripts
Where applicable, certified copies of ‘O’ and ‘A’ Level certificates/result slips
The pay-in-slips together with applicants’ certificates/result slips should be scanned and attached to the application form before submission online. The certificates/results slips should be scanned into one PDF or WORD document and attached to the application form.

2. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND GHANAIANS APPLYING FROM ABROAD
International applicants and Ghanaians applying from abroad should NOT buy the e-voucher. They should use the following this link to access the online application form for completion and submission.

Online Application for International & Ghanaians Abroad Undergraduate applicants

All applicants are expected to pay to the University a non-refundable application processing fee of US$110.00.This fee can be paid directly or wire transferred into the University of Ghana ECOBANK Account.

Details of the Account are:

Account Name: University of Ghana Foreign Students Fees
Account Number: 2441000716652
Bank Details: Ecobank Ghana Limited, Legon Branch
Swift: ECOCGHAC

or International Transfer through Ecobank (2441000716652 or 1441000716647

or Payment with Credit Card on the GT payment platform.

The pay-in-slips together with applicants’ certificates/result slips should be scanned and attached to the application form before submission online. The certificates/ results slips should be scanned into one PDF or Word document and attached to the application form.

Note that no application will be processed without proof of payment of the fee.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities in Crop Science include the under listed:
• Agronomist
• Crop Breeder/Biochemist
• Chemical/Fertiliser Specialist
• Crop Production Specialists/ Manager
• Crop Marketing Specialist/ Manager
• Extension Agent
• Seed Production Specialist/ Technologist
• Weed Scientist

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Tuition Fees for Ghanaian students: $354
Tuition Fees for International students: $5,023

Lecturers

Agyeman Danquah (BSc, MPhil (Ghana), PhD, (Paris-Sud))
Lecturer
agdanquah@ug.edu.gh

Bernard A. Boateng (BSc, MPhil (Ghana))
Senior Lecturer
bboateng@ug.edu.gh

Christiana Amoatey (BSc (Agric) MPhil (GH) PhD (Reading))
Senior Lecturer
camoatey@ug.edu.gh

Eric Cornelius (BSc (Cape Coast) MPhil, PhD (Ghana) )
Senior Lecturer
ecornelius@ug.edu.gh

Eric Y. Danquah (BSc (Agric)(Gh) MPhil, PhD (Camb))
Professor
edanquah@ug.edu.gh

Frank K. Kumaga (BSc (Agric) (Ghana) PhD (Wales))
Associate Professor
fkumaga@ug.edu.gh

Gloria Essilfie (BSc, MPhil (Ghana), PhD, (Georgia))
Lecturer
gessilfie@ug.edu.gh

John Ofosu-Anim (BSc (Agric) (Ghana) MSc (Kagawa) PhD (Nagoya))
Professor
jofosu-anim@ug.edu.gh

Kwadwo Ofori (BSc (Agric) (Ghana) MSc, PhD (Sask))
Associate Professor
kofori@ug.edu.gh

Naalamle Amissah (BSc (Agric) (Ksi), MSc, PhD (Cornel))
Senior Lecturer (Head of Department)
namissah@ug.edu.gh / naalamle@gmail.com

Samuel K. Offei (BSc (Agric) (Ghana) MPhil (Lond) PhD (Lond) DIC)
Professor
offei@ug.edu.gh

SeloameTatu Nyaku (BSc.(Agric)Ghana, MSc, PhD Alabama A&M University(Normal AL))
Lecturer
stnyaku@ug.edu.gh

Vincent Y. Eziah (BSc, MPhil (Ghana), PhD (Sydney))
Senior Lecturer
veziah@ug.edu.gh

Relevant Contact

Dr
Naalamle Amissah
Head of Department
 
School of Agriculture
Responsible for admission inquiries
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